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Hillside path near Burrs Wood

31-Oct-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Ashurst to Eridge

Gently undulating High Weald walk in the low hills and valleys around Tunbridge Wells

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Aylesford to Maidstone

Ancient sites and a fine viewpoint on Kent's North Downs


24-Oct-10 • zdenek.machek on Flickr

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Birchington to Herne Bay

Easy coastal walks, passing the dramatic ruins at Reculver

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03-Sep-05 • Bela Struzkova on Flickr

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Borough Green to Sevenoaks

A Country House, Igtham Mote (NT), Knole Palace and deer park (NT), as well as pretty countryside, and close to London.

Near Fordwich, Kent

04-May-13 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Canterbury Circular via Bekesbourne and Sturry

Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape

On the escarpment after lunch

Chilham Circular walk

22-Nov-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Chilham Circular

A climb into the Kentish Downs and a descent to two historic houses.

Old tree

05-Jun-04 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Chilham to Canterbury

A pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral via the Great Stour River, hop fields and orchards

Purple trees

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10-Oct-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Cowden to Eridge

Starts along a valley and then over hills to Hartfield for lunch, followed by an undulating trek thorough woods and fields to Eridge.


Converted oast house, Salmans Manor

19-Jun-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Cowden to Hever

A contrast between a remote part of the Weald and three attractive and popular Kent villages


25-Mar-05 • Andrew Murphy

Crowhurst to Battle

Gentle woods and fields, the Battle of Hastings, and Battle Abbey


Darnley Mausoleum

07-Sep-12 • Sean O'Neill

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Cuxton to Halling

Cobham Park and the newly-restored Darnley Mausoleum, organic farms and nature reserves

North Downs Way near Cuxton 1

28-Apr-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Cuxton to Sole Street

Open views and a wooded ridge before lunch. A short afternoon passes a large organic farm (wildflowers) and the Leather Bottle pub (of Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers) in Cobham

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14-Jan-17 • seantgUK on Flickr

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Dartford to Greenhithe

Riverside walk along the banks of the Darent and the Thames with stunning views of the Dartford river crossing

Walmer Beach

02-Jun-12 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Dover to Deal

Easy cliff walk following the Saxon Shore Way along the 'White Cliffs of Dover' to historic Deal

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East Malling to Maidstone

Extensive orchards and 2 fine medieval bridges across the River Medway.


Bald Eagle greeting visitors to Eagle Heights

28-Mar-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Eynsford Circular

A contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages.

Farningham Road to Eynsford (alternative circular walk, from Eynsford)

12-Aug-17 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Farningham Road to Eynsford

Ancient woodlands, low hills and riverside paths in the Darent valley.

Crossing the field

Farningham to Sole Street walk

02-Jan-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Farningham Road to Sole Street

A walk of contrasts, urban sprawl, and then caught by what it may have been like a hundred or more years ago, coming across the Wheatsheaf pub and Chapter House Farm. Plenty of good pubs along the way.


Faversham to Whitstable walk

11-Apr-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Faversham to Whitstable

Easy Coastal Walk

Cliff Top Cafe

Folkestone Circular walk

30-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Folkestone to Dover

Coastal Walk along the cliffs to Dover, with options also taking in The Warren.

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Pluckley to Ashford

Greensand Way Stage 10 - orchards, a gentle ridge, but an urban ending to Ashford

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Ashford to Ham Street

Greensand Way Stage 11 - an urban start, the outskirts of Ashford but a much nicer ending

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Yalding to Sevenoaks

25-Apr-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Yalding to Sevenoaks

Kent Orchards, then follows the Greensand Way to Igtham Mote (NT), One Tree Hill, Knole House and deer park (NT)

Boughton Monchelsea church

25-Apr-15 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Yalding to Sutton Valence

Greensand Way Stage 8 - fine views from a gentle ridge and excellent pubs en-route


Sutton Valence to Pluckley

16-May-15 • moontiger on Flickr

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Harrietsham or Sutton Valence to Pluckley

Greensand Way Stage 9 - fine views from a gentle ridge, orchards and nice pubs


Autumn colours in Warehorne

06-Nov-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Ham Street to Appledore

A walk full of historical interest in the low hills around Romney Marsh


13-Nov-16 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Hayes Circular

A short walk across three commons in South East London


Time Out Country Walks Free walk 81 Hayes to Knockholt

06-Feb-11 • msganching on Flickr

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Hayes to Knockholt

Close to London, this walk in north-west Kent is entirely rural, traversing fields, woods and valleys in London's 'Green Belt'. It passes Charles Darwin's home, Down House (EH)


Ockhams pond

11-Dec-12 • Sean O'Neill

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Hever to Ashurst

A surprisingly remote part of the High Weald on the Kent/East Sussex border

Field and Fence

23-May-04 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Hever to Leigh

2 castles, a stately home, rivers, ponds, woods, undulating hills and three lovely villages


St Helen's church, Cliffe

24-Jan-15 • Sean O'Neill

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Higham to Gravesend

Birdwatching and nature walk - the Thames Estuary, Hooe Peninsular and Cliffe Pools RSPB Nature reserve.


Looking down

15-May-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Hildenborough to Hadlow or Tonbridge

Gentle walk through the Kentish Weald to one of the tallest follies in Britain.


Leeds Castle

04-Jun-15 • Sean O'Neill

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Hollingbourne Circular via Hucking

An attractive woodland estate at the top of the North Downs and a circuit through the grounds of Leeds Castle to finish


Leeds Castle

02-Jul-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Hollingbourne Circular via Thurnham

Views from the North Downs ridge on the way out, returning across farm fields and finishing with a circuit through the grounds of Leeds Castle

Near Ide Hill

27-Sep-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Hurst Green to Chiddingstone Causeway

Long. The Greensand Way through remote wooded hills, passing Chartwell (Churchill, NT), Toys and Ide Hills. Gentle fields to finish.

Book 3, Walk 7, Knockholt Circular 2

16-Oct-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Knockholt Circular

An enjoyable day out in the country within zone 6, thanks to those who campaigned for and legislated the Green Belt policy.

Magpie Bottom

Knockholt to Otford walk

27-Dec-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Knockholt to Otford

A moderately strenuous stroll in the North Downs, taking in the pretty village of Shoreham


Rock Inn, Hoath Corner

19-Jun-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Leigh and Penshurst

The Eden valley, Penshurst Place and a rural pub for lunch.

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21-May-05 • Bela Struzkova on Flickr

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Leigh to Sevenoaks

A gentle morning past fields and Oasthouses, then a steep climb to Knole Palace (NT) and its deer park


Penshurst. Leigh to Tunbridge wells

05-Jul-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Leigh to Tunbridge Wells

Penshurst Place (a stately home), rivers, woods, and Kent's rolling hills

Big barn, Lenham

Lenham to Charing

09-Aug-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Lenham to Charing

A tranquil walk along the North Downs

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SWC Walk 93 - North Downs Way: Sandling to Folkestone or Dover

11-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sandling to Folkestone or Dover

A dramatic ridge walk along the North Downs Way, overlooking the English Channel.

On the escarpment before lunch

Sandling to Wye walk

24-May-12 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Sandling to Wye

Pretty Ridge Walk along the North Downs Way with lovely views. Nice pubs for lunch and tea

View from hill above Otford

01-Nov-03 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Otford Circular via Romney Street

A short walk packed with variety and fine views, bluebell woods in season, a pretty village and a short train journey

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Otford Circular

28-May-17 • moontiger on Flickr

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Otford Circular via Shoreham

The steep-sided hills and secluded valleys around the Darent valley.

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04-Jun-05 • Bela Struzkova on Flickr

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Otford to Eynsford

2 climbs, the River Darent, two castles, and a Roman villa


Statue of Churchill, Westerham Green

10-Jul-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Oxted Circular

The Greensand Hills on the Surrey/Kent border to historic Westerham, with a choice of routes for the return leg.


Staffhurst Wood in spring

13-May-15 • Sean O'Neill

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Oxted to Lingfield

A short climb over the Greensand Hills followed by a gentle walk across the Low Weald, with a fine bluebell wood at its centre

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Paddock Wood to Yalding

An easy walk in an attractive part of the Medway Valley


The Chiding Stone

25-May-17 • Sean O'Neill

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Penshurst Circular via Bough Beech

Popular bird-watching site in the Eden Valley and attractive Kent villages


Winter sky in Kent.

26-Nov-06 • msganching on Flickr

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Pluckley Circular

Gentle walk through quiet Kent Orchards with ancient pubs - Darling Buds of May territory. Hilly afternoon options.

1Botany Bay

31-Aug-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Ramsgate to Margate

Easy coastal walk with fine cliff top views, 3 classic seaside resorts, and a number of stunning sandy bays and coves that make it a great swimming walk

Book 2, Walk 20, Robertsbridge Circular

Mark R guarding the battlements of Bodiam Castle, 19 March 2005.

18-Mar-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Robertsbridge Circular

Quiet, rolling hills, Bodiam Castle (NT), with a gentler finish.

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Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling

A walk through Jack Fuller Country

See the Sea through Sand Dunes in Camber

SWC 154 - Rye to Dungeness and Lydd-on-Sea or Lydd or Circular

11-Nov-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rye, Dungeness and Lydd-on-Sea

Interesting coastal walk past sand dunes, an army range, and a nuclear power station to a unique shingle desert. Travel by bus

Folkestone Harbour

28-Sep-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Sandling to Folkestone via the Sea

A swimming walk. Starts with a disused railway line, Saltwood Castle, and downland. Finishes along the coast to Folkestone.


Sevenoaks circular

03-Nov-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Sevenoaks Circular

Out via the National Trust's Knole Park, House, and Igtham Mote. Back by the Greensand Way along the escarpment of the Kent Downs.

Through the tunnel

Sevenoaks to Westerham

27-Mar-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Sevenoaks to Westerham

Knole Park, then west along the Greensand Way with spectacular views of the Kent Weald.


Above the Shoreham Cross

30-Nov-16 • Sean O'Neill

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Shoreham Circular

The steep-sided hills above an attractive village in the Darent valley.

View during morning

28-May-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Snodland to Sole Street

The North Downs, hilly with views after lunch, and tranquil Luddesdown for tea.

Wood anenomes

Staplehurst to Headcorn

04-Apr-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Staplehurst to Headcorn or Cranbrook

An easy walk through fields in the Kentish Weald, with some fine bluebell woods en route, and an option to visit Sissinghurst Gardens (NT).

View into the valley

Nearing Burwash Stonegate to Robertsbridge

19-Feb-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Stonegate Circular

Remote, rolling Hills, Burwash for Lunch and Batemans (NT, Rudyard Kipling's home)


Smallhythe Place

23-Mar-11 • Sean O'Neill

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Tenterden to Rye

A varied landscape between two interesting Cinque Port towns, from the low hills of the eastern High Weald almost to the coast

Big Sky, across Ham Marshes

SWC Walk 299 - Teynham to Faversham

19-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Teynham to Faversham

Fruit farms, The Saxon Shore Way along the tidal River Swale, creeks, mudflats, and the stark but beautiful landscape of windswept grazing marshes. Oare Marshes NNR. Ends in historic Faversham.


All Saints church, Tudeley

23-May-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Tonbridge to Hadlow

Gentle walk in the Medway Valley with a unique church and one of the tallest follies in Britain.


The Chiding Stone

01-May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Tonbridge to Penshurst

The Eden Valley Walk through Haysden Country Park to Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone Castle


Straight Mile Bridge, Haysden Country Park

28-Oct-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Tunbridge Wells to Hildenborough

Gentle walk via elegant Tunbridge Wells, delightful woods, the Wealdway, and Haysden County Park

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Wadhurst Circular

04-Jun-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Wadhurst Circular

The High Weald, quiet countryside - woods and rolling hills, the Sussex Border Path, and historic Mayfield for lunch.

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Wateringbury Circular

Medieval bridges and churches in an attractive part of the Medway Valley

Valley view

Upper Warlingham to Hayes

04-Apr-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Whyteleafe to Hayes

Field, woods, quiet valleys, a gem of a pub, and close to London.

Picnic Spot near Compasses Inn

SWC Walk Book 1 Walk 53 - Wye Circular

20-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wye Circular

Out over the North Downs with breathtaking views to lunch in Sole Street. Back up over the Downs, then returning along the Great Stour river. Muddy in winter.


19-Jul-18 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Yalding Circular

Pub Medley at the River Medway


Yalding to Borough Green

08-May-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Yalding to Borough Green

A gentle walk along The Greensand Way and through Mereworth Woods